Friday, March 03, 2006

The victories & trials of the working world

With the sugarmama (that's me!) still looking for a job, we are so thankful that the Lord has provided Kevin with a job and thus income for the both of us. He will be a server/cook at a restaurant called The Melting Pot. It's a fondue restaurant with all sorts of cheeses and crazy stuff like that. Neither of us have ever eaten there (nor am I sure that I'd really like to!) but we've heard it's pretty tasty and pretty fancy. After looking at the menu, it's obvious that it's pretty pricy as well. The interesting thing about the restaurant is that Kev will not only serve the food but will cook it in front of the customers. It has the possibility to be a lucrative job, but what he's most excited about is building relationships among the other waitstaff in order to get to love on them & share the gospel. The seminary environment can be incredibly stifling to be constantly surrounded by Christian culture, so we are definitely looking forward to this opportunity to connect with people who don't know Christ.

My job search is slow moving but still in motion. After receiving a couple of rejections (not fun), I decided I need to put forth more initiative to get employers to give me a chance. But still the Lord has brought me back to the truth that His sovereign goodness will provide a job in His time. That doesn't nullify my efforts in searching or give me permission to be lazy (though often it's a temptation), but it brings my heart to rest to know that I will find a job "not by might nor by power but by God's spirit" (Zechariah 4:6).

Here are some ways you can pray for us:

1. Kev's new job-that he would be a loving, gentle, and bold man toward his co-workers pertaining the gospel.

2. Beck's job search-that she would have favor in employers' eyes as they review her resume and hopefully offer an interview and a position.

3. our home & marriage-that Kev's time commitment to the new job would not distract from our marriage; that the Lord would continue to give us leading regarding our church home.

Thanks & we love you!


Vanessa Brooks said...

Melting Pot is the American Version of Hot Pot... You have to be careful to not consume raw meat.

I am excited to hear about Kevin's job; the restaurant industry can be a dark place, so I am glad he will have an opportunity to be light there.


Mrs. Jamie Butts :) said...

So... any predictions on who will win phone tag? This is a pretty long round. Kev and Beck, look forward to catching up soon. Melting Pot sounds like a terrific job (definitely a step up from Cracker Barrel!) Beck, how's cooking? Making a home? Job hunting? Keep posting. It's on my "Blog Cycle". Love you both.